Sunday, October 21, 2012

Forever ~ Tips and Techniques: ScrapThat! October Kit

I hope you're having a lovely weekend!!

Thanks for joining me today for Tips and Techniques from my Forever layout, the third and final page created with the gorgeous ScrapThat! October Kit.

Tips and Techniques:

Handcrafted Flower ~ I created the large pink flower with Donna Salazar's Grand Peony die set and added pearls from the kit to create the lovely center. I lightly inked the petals with the handy Prima ink included in this kit.

Misting ~ I glimmer misted slightly above where my photo was to be placed and then misted lightly with water to encourage the drips that you see below the photo dripping into the flower cluster.

Title ~ The felt letters were a bit grey so I inked them with distress ink to coordinate with my page. I do NOT recommend doing this. Because the letters are felt, they did not dry. I kept patting with paper towels until they no longer removed ink when patting. :-)

Fussy Cut Flowers ~ I added some flowers fussy cut from paper scraps to the edges of this cluster.

Scrunched Ribbon ~ I put some strong double sided adhesive onto my paper where I wanted the scrunched ribbon, then starting on one side with a long ribbon, started scrunching and randomly laying the ribbon onto the adhesive, then when I was finished, trimmed the other end. In a couple places where the ribbon wanted to pop up, I went back and added a bit more adhesive.

Wet Paper Scrunching ~ I wanted a depression in the top of my mat to set this lovely wood Prima clock. I wet the paper and pushed it down with my fingers and let it sit to dry before tucking the clock behind the little depression I created. I sanded the edges of the clock for a more distressed look.

Hand Stitching ~ the edge of the center mat was hand stitched with crochet thread. I have discovered that a single strand of crochet thread looks gorgeous and is easier to stitch with than several strands of embroidery floss.

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Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.
~ Blessings ~


  1. Oh how lovely this layout is.. the photos are beautiful. they look so happy together, love all the techniques you have used.. looks beautiful.

  2. so pretty--and i agree with how beautiful the photos are, too!

  3. These pictures are beautiful, Tracey! Love the clock peeking through :)

  4. Wowwwwwwwwwwwww!! This is GORGEOUS! I love love love love love the colors, the frames, the flowers... just BEAUTIFUL!!! You are amazing!!!

  5. Hi Tracey! You are really embracing "Scrap That" and doing a fantastic job! I love this page. Everything about it is lovely, heartfelt, and absolutely beautiful. I especially love the browns - your title and that scrunched ribbon are gorgeous.

  6. Gorgeous layout!! I love all the little details you include :)


  7. Love this layout!! really beautiful!!

  8. Lovely photos Tracey...and such a gorgeous page to showcase them!
    Alison xx

  9. This layout is so highlights the beautiful photos perfectly!! And your details are stunning!! Happy Sunday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. Tracey, this is simply gorgeous!!!! And it doesn't hurt that the photos are of such a beautiful young couple. I've been meaning to ask, how do you store your layouts? I love dimensional pages, but I have a hard time storing them in my albums. The embellishments either get crushed or make the other pages lumpy.

  11. They're such a nice couple. Love the paper scrunching!

  12. This is such a beautiful layout! And those pictures are so pretty. :) It would be a perfect fit for this week's circles & polka dot challenge at Red Carpet Studio!


  13. What a beautiful layout! Love the misting with the pearl bling!

  14. Gorgeous!!!!! Love that flower cluster! Your close ups really make me drool! Those are beautiful photos of the two of them! Fabulous job Tracey!

  15. So very beautiful Tracey! Love your attention to detail! All the distressing looks fabulous and I love the beautiful blossoms! Thanks for inspiring!

  16. Gorgeous layout and design, Tracey! The flowers and the doily are just stunning! Love your work! Hugs

  17. Lovely layout Tracey! That ribbon looks so lush all bundled up like that & I love the swathed paper with the clock tucked in...


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